Practice mature politics, President tells CORD leaders
President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday told opposition leaders to rise above insults and engage in constructive politics.
He said CORD leaders headed by Mr Raila Odinga should learn to practice mature politics and desist from constantly issuing threats and insults to a popularly elected Government.
“I want to tell my brother Raila Odinga to respect the Presidency. If he was elected the President, I would not be standing by the roadside to insult him,” President Kenyatta said.
He reminded the CORD leader that competition was not enmity and its time leaders respected one another for peace and harmony to prevail in the country.
The Head of State, who stopped at Mlango Kubwa to campaign for the TNA candidate in the Mathare by-election George Wanjohi, said the challenges facing Kenyans cannot be solved through divisive politics.
“Challenges faced by Kenyans do not know religion or ethnic backgrounds. Hospitals serve all patients without bias on religious or ethnic backgrounds. Even development does not know boundaries,” he said.
The President asked Kenyans to support the country’s security agencies by exposing criminal elements in their midst in the spirit of being the brother’s sister’s keepers.
“We cannot create the dream nation in an insecure environment. Security is crucial to creation of jobs and the country’s transformative agenda,” President Kenyatta said.
He told youth to guard against self-seekers duping them with a better life after death in order to engage in terrorism and other criminal activities.
He said terrorism and other criminal activities are not being perpetuated by communities, religions or tribes and Government will not relent on its war against individuals out to disrupt the prevailing peace in the country.
“You all know that Kamukunji MP Yusuf Hassan was seriously injured in a terrorist attack. The attackers were not advancing any religious or ethnic agenda but are generally individual criminals out to disrupt peace and we will go for them,” the President said.
Nairobi Women Representative Rachel Shebesh and TNA chairman Johnson Sakaja appealed to the Mathare electorate to vote for the Jubilee candidate in the in the August 7th by-election.